Destination Weddings in Castile- La Mancha
Castile– La Mancha is a region tinged with mysticism and drama. Famous as the setting for Miguel de Cervantes great novel "Don Quijote de La Mancha", it contains several romantic destinations for fiancées getting married in Spain.
Toledo is a cultural gem rising golden from the Spain’s high central meseta. In the narrow ornate streets of the old town all the different stages of Spanish history are represented. Moorish and Jewish buildings, such as the Transito and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogues sit side by side with the majestic Gothic cathedral and architecture of the renaissance. Two people getting married here in quaint Toledo, still a very much a living city with hotels, restaurants and bars, needn't ever venture into less charming modern environs during the entirety of their wedding celebration in Castile- La Mancha.
In contrast to the atmospherics of medieval Spain the town of Aranjuez exemplifies more sophisticated times. Favourite retreat of the Bourbon Monarchy in the 18th Century it is a Spanish Versailles. Well ordered buildings and large public gardens gather around the grandeur and opulence of the Royal Palace Palacio Real. Celebrate your destination wedding like Royalty in Aranjuez.
Cuenca is another town made for a couple seeking the perfect stage for a romantic destination wedding in Spain. It is most famous for its buildings that appear to hang in the air over a steep gorge. A magnificent Gothic cathedral, first stop on the honeymoon of recent newly-weds Crown-Prince Felipe and his bride Leticia Ortiz, takes pride of this place. Set in the forested hills just outside Cuenca is an extraordinary geological phenomena of natural stone sculptures deserving of the name "Enchanted City".
Near Cuidad Real one can still see windmills like those at which tragi-comic Don Quijote ‘tilted’. They are set in the rocky plain, an other-worldy place of austere beauty that has changed little since the time it served as battlefield between the African Moors and reconquering Christian knights. The landscape, rugged canvas to a thousand shades of sun, is dotted with the ruins of chivalrous time.
Get married in Castile- La Mancha and make your own story part of this land steeped in history, mythical tales and spirit of olden day Spain.